- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
The state's Professional Nursing Act does not require an automatic minimum ten-year suspension of a nurse's license over a felony drug conviction, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled August 24 (McGrath v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, State Board of Nursing).
The ruling, which affirmed a nurse's automatic suspension by the State Board of Nursing, but not the minimum ten-year length, reversed a 2014 ruling (Packer v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, Department of State, State Board . . .
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